Health benefits of asparagus

Health benefits of asparagus

Let’s hear a cheer for the spear! One of the delights of heading into spring is the appearance of asparagus at the local produce market. The Australian season lasts from September –March but the prime time for asparagus is considered September –December.   Health...
Best non-dairy sources of calcium

Best non-dairy sources of calcium

Do we need dairy for calcium? Dairy foods are widely promoted as significant dietary sources of calcium. But, can you still get enough calcium if you are not consuming milk products? Following is a guide to the highest non-dairy calcium foods for those who are lactose...
9 of the best food sources of Vitamin C

9 of the best food sources of Vitamin C

Nutrients not in a bottle   Help – I can’t find Vitamin C in the shops!   I’ve had a few emails and phone calls over recent weeks seeking a secret source of supplements. When it comes to pandemic panic buying Vitamin C appears to be is the supplemental equivalent of...
Tips to increase the iron in your diet

Tips to increase the iron in your diet

  Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. Although your body recycles most of the iron it requires from red blood cells, your stores need to be topped up with around 1-2 mg a day due to small losses through sweat, urine and...
Apples – a digestive superfood

Apples – a digestive superfood

  You can have your acai berries, maca and other exotic South American superfoods. In my opinion, apples are the best “superfood”.   Why apples? Apples top my list because they are readily available, affordable and portable. No packaging required! Although...